Title: Introduction to Yang-Mills and the Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau theorem
Speaker: Tristan Collins
Speaker Info: Columbia University
Special Note: Note the unusual time for the pre-talk.
In this talk we will introduce the Yang-Mills functional, motivated by some simple observations in electromagnetism. We will state the Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau theorem, and give some examples of bundles which admit, or do not admit, Hermitian-Yang-Mills connections. Time permitting, we will also discuss some applications of Yang-Mills theory to moduli of vector bundles.Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012